Studio Notes: Day 8
Art can express thoughts that are available in verbal language but not aesthetically functional when expressed by the latter. The expression of an expletive is never graceful—that is, aesthetically functional—in verbal language, but in visual language there is possibility for this level and form of expression
At the studio I put detail on yesterday’s two abstractions. I create a severed-headed corpse and cute face landscape. I put a Jurassic tree in the landscape, an action which I had thought about a day earlier while I was walking down the street. The thought, more precisely, is putting paint down EXPRESSIONISTICALLY and mashing together the brushy, the painterly, the cute and the representative all in ONE.